As we mentioned in Monday's post, older vehicles and their parts remain a substantial source for asbestos exposure among auto mechanics. Those working on vehicles need to be aware of the dangers that can come with routine maintenance and repairs.
Recently, a New York jury found Ford Motor Company guilty of exposing Arthur H. Juni, Jr. to asbestos, but not before he was killed by the fatal disease caused by that exposure. Diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2012, Juni was 74 years old when he passed away on March 15, 2014. The verdict was returned on May 30, 2014.
We've talked before on the blog about the amount of asbestos materials used within military vehicles and vessels, but what about the cars that people drive on U.S. roads everyday? Asbestos has been worked into brake linings and pads, clutch facings, and various gaskets for automobiles of all kinds and can still be found within cars, trucks, and auto parts available on store shelves.